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by Phx Matt
Tue May 16, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Looking for old house to restore
Replies: 20
Views: 2564

Re: Looking for old house to restore

catsmeow wrote:Hi everyone! Newbie here! I live in Tucson, where it'll be 100 this week, which is why I'm planning to move to the Southcentral area of VA soon.
Move 90 minutes north and be my neighbor.
by Phx Matt
Tue May 16, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Retractable screens for casement windows
Replies: 18
Views: 5758

Once again, I'm envious. We have 36 windows and 10 handles. :lol: I was on a historic tour here not long ago, and one particular house had HUNDREDS of casement windows, and every one had a crank. I was tempted to ask the owner if she wanted to sell them for $10 a piece. She quizzed me at length abo...
by Phx Matt
Tue May 16, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Retractable screens for casement windows
Replies: 18
Views: 5758

BTW, anybody have a line on the casement crank handles. Basically a squared off S with the part that engages the crank being roughly 1/4" square? We only have enough cranks for roughly 75% of the windows.
by Phx Matt
Tue May 16, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Retractable screens for casement windows
Replies: 18
Views: 5758

Lucky you on the casement screens. We found a handful of the originals in the loft in the garage and I'm placing them in "strategic" (for cross ventilation) windows. Judging by the dust and dirt on ours, the PO never opened the windows. No wonder the house smells so musty! :shock: I'm after old scr...
by Phx Matt
Tue May 16, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Exposed wood siding
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Exposed wood siding

hanjin1 wrote:. Do I just wash it with some bleach? Or do I need to sand it?
Bleach? Got Mildew? I'd give it a cursory sanding.
by Phx Matt
Tue May 16, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Retractable screens for casement windows
Replies: 18
Views: 5758

Would you be able to post a picture of those? If they are fairly simple I may actually try making them myself. Love that old screen material. I'm actually in the process of removing them to strip the windows. They were PAINTED/WOODFILLERED/JOINTCOMPOUNDED into the jambs. Excuse the mess, my house i...
by Phx Matt
Tue May 16, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Retractable screens for casement windows
Replies: 18
Views: 5758

Re: Retractable screens for casement windows

whackamole wrote:
Where did you get those? We need exactly the same thing for our old casements.
They are original to the house. That OLD, THICK, RIGID screen material too, not the flimsy stuff you get nowadays. They wouldn't be hard to make if you are at all handy with the wood working.
by Phx Matt
Mon May 15, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Copper Gutters
Replies: 27
Views: 2896

dennis wrote:Regardless of price, ask to see pictures or examples of their work.

This built-in gutter job was done by an alleged professional roofing company.

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Is that cauk, or a REALLLLLLLLLLY bad solder job?
by Phx Matt
Mon May 15, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Retractable screens for casement windows
Replies: 18
Views: 5758

Re: Retractable screens for casement windows

This is the last summer I'm dealing with flies, wasps, bees, mosquitoes, etc. in our house. Due to the lack of central A/C, we need open windows here in VA. We have a set of casement windows on our stair landing that must be opened all summer in order to receive any sort of air circulation. Anybody...
by Phx Matt
Mon May 15, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Copper Gutters
Replies: 27
Views: 2896

The system on the house now is short three downspouts, and about 15 feet of gutter for what it really needs, but that system only cost about $1100. So even if copper were 10x the cost of seamless aluminum, and one factors in the additional ~45f of materials, $15k seems like much. But we'll see. May...